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Man Proposes to Girlfriend in Virtual Reality Demo

Man Proposes to Girlfriend in Virtual Reality Demo

Proposing to your significant other is a wonderfully special event, something that will lead to the best days of your lives. But how does one go about asking one of the most import ...

China and US Agree Truce on Cybercrime

China and US Agree Truce on Cybercrime

Tensions have been growing in recent years when it comes to US-China relations. It is thought to be a sign of wider struggles to do with what constitutes proper and acceptable beha ...

Facebook Partners up to Develop Education System

Facebook Partners up to Develop Education System

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been openly expressing his interest in education since he donated $100 million (£65.5 million) to the Newark school since in New Jersey. Last year, ...

A Whole New Meaning to “Building Your Own PC”

A Whole New Meaning to “Building Your Own PC”

There are going to be some of you out there who regularly tinker with your computer and have it souped up to the max. For the rest of us, tampering with the inside of our machines ...

England to Test Electric Motorways

England to Test Electric Motorways

Imagine being able to recharge your car as you drive down the road. Well, that possibility could become a reality for motorists in England if a scheme proposed by government agency ...

Salt-Powered Lamp to Light Developing World

Salt-Powered Lamp to Light Developing World

As you may know, around 80% of the world has access to electricity. But what of the remaining 20%? There are some places where main lines electricity just isn't feasible. Take the ...

The World’s First Bionic Eye has Been Implanted

The World’s First Bionic Eye has Been Implanted

Bionic eyes might sound like something in your favourite sci-fi show, but surgeons in Manchester in the UK have made them a reality. The recipient was one Mr Ray Flynn, an 80-year- ...

Akon is Bringing Electricity to Africa!

If we asked you what you know about Akon, you might be able to tell us that he is an award-winning R&B and Hip Hop star. But what you might not know is that he has spent the last couple of years trying to bring electricity to a part of the world that is shrouded in darkness when the sun goes down - Africa. Of course, Akon hasn't been going it alone. Together with Thione Niang and entrepreneur Samba Bath ...

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L’Oreal to Use 3D-Printed Skin for Testing?

Cosmetic company L'Oreal is teaming up with 3D-printing company Organovo to completely revolutionise how cosmetics are tested - with 3D-printed skin! Of course, we don't advocate animal testing, and L'Oreal claims not to have tested on any of its products on animals since 2013. So, how does it make sure its products are fit for use on people's skin? L'Oreal has been engineering tissue in a lab for more than ...

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Scanning Smartphone for Detecting Blood Parasites

Treating diseases in Africa is difficult enough without having to worry that the treatment itself is going to prove fatal for the patient. But this is often the case for treatment of river blindness and elephantiasis. The best medication to treat these tropical diseases in Ivermectin, but with people with high levels of Loa loa worm, the drug can do the opposite to the desired effect. Obviously, this means ...

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Yahoo Tests Ear-Print Scanners for Smartphones

Many of us use PINs to unlock our phones, and some of the more tech-savvy among us might even use a fingerprint scanner. But what about scanning another part of your body instead, say, your knuckles, your palm, or even your ear? That's what Yahoo Labs is proposing and currently testing with their new Bodyprint system. Fingerprint scanners are becoming all the rage, but smartphones with the technology can be ...

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Windows Open to Android and iOS for Apps

As you might expect, there is a lot of hype surrounding the release of Windows 10 and what this version could have to offer. And why wouldn't there be when Microsoft are billing this version the operating system for software developers. As a consumer, one of the most annoying factors of using a Windows phone, instead of an iOS or Android device, is the limited app variety. Consumers tend to prefer Android a ...

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Vibrating Pen to Help Parkinson’s Patients Write

When someone develops Parkinson’s disease, it affects their physical movement, slowing their movements, stiffening their muscles, and tremors. Another possible symptom is something called Micrographia. This condition is characterised by the patient’s handwriting becoming smaller and smaller, as well as more cramped, as they write, to the point where the writing is no longer legible. And because of the thinn ...

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Continuous Capture – The Self-Powered Camera

Renewable energy is growing, with us spotting more and more house sporting solar panels on their roofs to supplement their energy supply. But we are still yet to create the elusive perpetual motion, the hypothetical machine that can run indefinitely without using an outside power source. Of course, scientists don't stop trying to create something because they are told it might be impossible. And they certai ...

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Google Overhauls Mobile Search Rankings

We have come to a time when more people are using the internet on their mobile devices than on a computer. So wouldn't it make more send to make mobile-friendly websites more prominent in search results? That was Google's thinking, which they put into practice from 21 April. Some people are excited, some are calling it Mobilegeddon. While it might sound like a bit of an exaggeration, changing the search ran ...

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Bendy Battery, Speedy Charge!

A team of US scientists have built a prototype of what could become the first viable aluminium battery to hit the commercial market. But that's not all - this battery is cheap, safe, flexible, and only takes a minute to charge! Unlike conventional batteries that sit in a hard casing, the electrodes (cathode and anode) sit in a soft pouch, which is filled with a liquid salt solution. Also unlike conventional ...

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Hospital Launches App to Help Children Sleep

If you're a parent, carer, or you've looked after children overnight, then you may have witnessed what can only be called a glitch in the child's sleeping pattern. While most children will sleep soundly, there can be phases where the child just doesn't want to go to bed, or will wake up during the night. If the child is usually a sound sleeper but suddenly starts waking up in the middle of the night, then y ...

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